ISBN-10:
0979882834
ISBN-13:
9780979882838
Pub. Date:
11/01/2008
Publisher:
Monkfish Book Publishing Company
Commander of the Faithful: The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader (1808-1883)

Commander of the Faithful: The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader (1808-1883)

by John W. Kiser

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ISBN-13: 9780979882838
Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/01/2008
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author


John W. Kiser is the author of four books including The Monks of Tibhirine: Faith, Love, and Terror in Algeria (St. Martins, 2002). He is a former international technology broker with a B.A. in European History from Columbia and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. His articles have been published in Foreign Policy Magazine, the Washington Post.

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Commander of the Faithful: The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader (1808-1883) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Schmerguls on LibraryThing 20 days ago
This book is well-researched and tells of the life and thoughts of Abd El-Kader. who strove maightily against the French when in 1830 and the years theresfter they set out to conquer Algeria. When Abd El-Kader saw furtyher resistance was futile he surrendered upon being promised he could live in the Middle EAst. Instead France broke its word and held him prisoner in France for years, until Napoeon III allowed him to leave France. He lived a life of tolerance and was in oppositon to Islamic intolerance. The town of Elkader, Iowa, is named for him--the only town in the U.S. named for him. The town sponsors an essay contest each year for high school students and a student of my daughter won that contest this year. Anyone interested in Algeria and its history will appreciate this book.